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The Mummy

The Mummy

To launch their new Dark Universe franchise, Universal has taken an approach that mixes murky visuals with exaggerated action. It's certainly nothing like the involving classic monster movies they're trying to reignite, such as the...

Movie Review posted on 9th June 2017

My Cousin Rachel

My Cousin Rachel

Daphne du Maurier's 1951 mystery-romance novel has been adapted for theatre, radio, TV and film, although the last time it was seen on the big screen was in the 1952 movie starring Olivia De Havilland...

Movie Review posted on 9th June 2017

Wilson

Wilson

It's never helpful when a comedy becomes a bit too smug about its own quirkiness. This movie is wilfully goofy but feels oddly irrelevant, focussing on a colourful central character who never quite seems like...

Movie Review posted on 8th June 2017

Interlude in Prague

Interlude in Prague

A fictionalised story from the life of Wolfgang Mozart, this lavishly produced period drama is enjoyable for its witty performances and sexy intrigue. It's never as sharp as the screenwriters clearly intended it to be,...

Movie Review posted on 4th June 2017

Dwayne Johnson Inspired Zac Efron

Dwayne Johnson Inspired Zac Efron

A film adaptation of the iconic 1990s TV series Baywatch has been in the works for years, and it's finally here, with Dwayne Johnson assuming the red trunks to play Mitch Buchanan, David Hasselhoff's character...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 4th June 2017

The Hippopotamus

The Hippopotamus

This British satirical comedy may be a bit of a mess, but since it's based on a Stephen Fry novel, the snappy wit in the dialogue zings with his specific brand of intelligent humour. This...

Movie Review posted on 3rd June 2017

Brenton Thwaites Enjoyed Johnny Depp's Irreverent Approach

Brenton Thwaites Enjoyed Johnny Depp's Irreverent Approach

After growing up with the franchise, 27-year-old Australian actor Brenton Thwaites is the latest new cast member joining the Pirates of the Caribbean gang. In Dead Men Tell No Tales, he plays the son of...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 3rd June 2017

Salma Hayek Loved Losing The Glamour For Beatriz At Dinner

Salma Hayek Loved Losing The Glamour For Beatriz At Dinner

Mexico-born actress Salma Hayek is best known for her action roles in films like Desperado, as well as her Oscar-nominated turn as Frida Kahlo in the biopic Frida. But those aren't her favourite genres. "I...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 3rd June 2017

Brad Pitt Says Netflix Made War Machine Possible

Brad Pitt Says Netflix Made War Machine Possible

For his new movie War Machine, actor-producer Brad Pitt turned to Netflix. Written and directed by David Michod (The Rover), the film is a satirical parody about a gung-ho US general's rise and fall as...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 2nd June 2017

Detour

Detour

This may look like a rather typical American indie thriller, but British filmmaker Christopher Smith (Severance) takes a bracingly inventive approach to telling the story. The result is a film that pulls us in and...

Movie Review posted on 2nd June 2017

Prankster Kevin Hart

Prankster Kevin Hart

In the animated action comedy Captain Underpants, Kevin Hart voices a 9-year-old named George, who with his best friend hypnotises the school principal into believing that he's a superhero. Unsurprisingly, Hart admits that he was...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 2nd June 2017

Gal Gadot Always Wanted To Be Wonder Woman

Gal Gadot Always Wanted To Be Wonder Woman

After debuting in her role as Wonder Woman in last year's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and arguably stealing the film out from under its stars, hopes have been high for Gal Gadot's stand-alone...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 2nd June 2017

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman

Boldly optimistic, this action-packed adventure breathes fresh life into the DC universe with a welcome balance of comedy, flirtation and a sense of righteous justice. And at the centre, Gal Gadot is a hugely engaging...

Movie Review posted on 1st June 2017

Baywatch

Baywatch

Clearly, it's a risky proposition adapting a cheesy vintage TV series for the big screen: this is the second one that's gone awry this year, after CHiPs. But it doesn't have to be like this....

Movie Review posted on 1st June 2017

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Subtitled Salazar's Revenge in the UK, this fifth film in the long-running series never quite gets its sea legs. With a waterlogged script and a startlingly murky production design, this is the first movie in...

Movie Review posted on 1st June 2017

Bryan Cranston Sympathised With His Unlikeable Character In Wakefield

Bryan Cranston Sympathised With His Unlikeable Character In Wakefield

In his new movie Wakefield, Bryan Cranston plays a self-absorbed, self-pitying man who abandons his family because he's tired of his meaningless life, moving into a storage shed and living like a feral hobo. The...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 21st May 2017

Katherine Waterston Was Scared When She Saw Alien: Covenant

Katherine Waterston Was Scared When She Saw Alien: Covenant

The Alien franchise has a history of female protagonists (Sigourney Weaver in the first four, then Noomi Rapace in Prometheus), and Katherine Waterston takes the central role in Alien: Covenant. With this film, director Ridley...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 20th May 2017

Colossal

Colossal

It's rare to find a movie that so defiantly refuses to be put into a genre box. Is this a drama? A black comedy? A pointed exploration of alcoholism? A buddy adventure? A giant monster...

Movie Review posted on 20th May 2017

There Are Already Some Big Hits And Misses At Cannes 2017

There Are Already Some Big Hits And Misses At Cannes 2017

The 70th Cannes Film Festival kicked off this week on the French Riviera, and the line-up is an especially strong one this year. But in the first few days there have already been some disappointments....

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 19th May 2017

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

It's unlikely that Guy Ritchie could make a boring movie if he wanted to. This raucous historical romp spins the iconic legend into something that's relentlessly entertaining, even if it never quite satisfies because it's...

Movie Review posted on 19th May 2017

Snatched

Snatched

It doesn't really matter that the script for this lively action-comedy is paper thin: teaming up Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn on-screen is a stroke of genius. These two comic actresses have impeccable timing, and...

Movie Review posted on 18th May 2017

Jawbone

Jawbone

Boxing movies aren't usually this thoughtful. Sure, there are plenty of punchy moments in the ring, but there's also some real emotional depth in the script by actor Johnny Harris and the direction by Thomas...

Movie Review posted on 15th May 2017

Amy Schumer And Goldie Hawn Found A Shared Sense Of Humour

Amy Schumer And Goldie Hawn Found A Shared Sense Of Humour

When she began working on her new comedy Snatched, about a mother and daughter who are kidnapped while on holiday in Ecuador, Amy Schumer only had one person in mind to play her mother. "It...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 14th May 2017

Guy Ritchie Wasn't Initially Keen To Cast Charlie Hunnam

Guy Ritchie Wasn't Initially Keen To Cast Charlie Hunnam

When he began the casting process for his new film King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, director Guy Ritchie had a long list of candidates. But Charlie Hunnam wasn't one of them. Meanwhile, Hunnam heard...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 13th May 2017

Whisky Galore!

Whisky Galore!

Scottish filmmaker Gillies MacKinnon (Hideous Kinky) remakes the 1949 Ealing comedy classic, although it's difficult to understand why. Loosely based on a true story, it's a lively romp set on the edge of Europe during...

Movie Review posted on 13th May 2017

Alien: Covenant

Alien: Covenant

Master filmmaker Ridley Scott is back to continue the story 10 years after the events of 2012's Prometheus. And while this film carries on with the bigger themes about creation and identity, at its heart...

Movie Review posted on 12th May 2017

Michael Fassbender Had Fun With The Horror Of Alien: Covenant

Michael Fassbender Had Fun With The Horror Of Alien: Covenant

When Ridley Scott announced that he was making a sequel to 2012's Prometheus (which itself was a prequel to his 1979 classic Alien), the one sure thing was that Michael Fassbender would be back as...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 12th May 2017

Elle Fanning Worked Hard To Honour The Truth Of 3 Generations

Elle Fanning Worked Hard To Honour The Truth Of 3 Generations

The film stars Elle Fanning as a teen who is preparing to transition from female to male, seeking the support of her mother Naomi Watts and grandmother Susan Sarandon. After premiering at the Toronto...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 7th May 2017

The Journey (2017)

The Journey (2017)

A fictionalised account of real events, this drama is reminiscent of Peter Morgan's work in The Queen or Frost/Nixon. Even though screenwriter Colin Bateman (Murphy's Law) aims more for entertainment value than pointed character drama,...

Movie Review posted on 7th May 2017

Noomi Rapace Took A Hit From Orlando Bloom On Set

Noomi Rapace Took A Hit From Orlando Bloom On Set

A rare thriller led by a female protagonist, Unlocked throws Noomi Rapace right into the action as terrorists and spies clash in London over an impending terrorist attack. Rapace has made some big movies before...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 6th May 2017

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